Microsoft’s European customers will have reason to smile in the second half of 2016 as the company is building a data center in Germany, and keeping that data stored in those facilities via a data trustee. Under Germany’s strict privacy laws, the US government and even Microsoft itself would have to go through said, “data trustee” or the customer in order to access the stored information.
FoX Business says that these concerns are likely due to fear that the US could peak into customers information whenever it wanted via the NSA, as led on by Edward Snowden. Microsoft is one of the first cloud-based companies to take this route, and this could soon enough be the norm with concerns for user privacy.
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